bespoke ways to unwind

le retreat

Welcome to le retreat, a stunning 14th century country house offering luxury gite accommodation. Le retreat is located close to where the gently rolling hills of the Poitou Charente meet the southern part of the Loire–Anjou–Touraine National Park. This scenic region is famous for its chateaux, vineyards and historic towns such as Saumur, Chinon and Richelieu. The peaceful environment makes le retreat ideal for individuals, couples and small groups seeking a relaxing holiday or a long weekend break.

The informal atmosphere at le retreat offers space for solitude as well as communal areas for socialising. There are exercise facilities, a saltwater swimming pool, a detoxifying infra–red sauna, bikes for your use and a screening room–library with films and books to keep you entertained. A separate building with its own walled courtyard garden offers rooms for workshops and group activities as well as therapy rooms for massage and facials.

Le retreat is set in 50 acres of beautiful countryside on the edge of the Scevolles Forest. Clean air, enchanting surroundings and enticing views combine harmoniously to create an idyllic stress–free environment. There are extensive tracks for walking, cycling and riding through the forest and ´La Ligne Verte´ a 40km all–weather nature path. The local village of Monts–sur–Guesnes is only 3km away and has most amenities and a small weekly produce market. In addition to the numerous historic places of interest in this area there are golf and race courses and activity parks including Futuroscope all within easy reach.

We would like your stay at le retreat to be more than a luxury break from routine and aim to provide a tranquil and hospitable environment where you are free to unwind in a way that suits and is flexible to your needs. The emphasis is on comfort and enjoyment rather than restrictive regimes, although we can offer information, encouragement and advice for anyone wanting to develop a healthier lifestyle. Le retreat offers a unique and positive experience determined by you and supported by us. We think it is the perfect place for you to take a deep breath, rebalance and focus on your own bien–etre to emerge rejuvenated and revitalised.

 workshops & events

Email us if you are interested in holding your workshop or event here.


where we are

Located just south of the Loire-Anjou-Touraine National Park. We are easily accessible to airports and TGV in Tours and Poitiers. Go here for directions and map


local area

Renowned for its chateaux, vineyards and equestrian events in nearby Saumur. Beautiful countryside with historic and cultural towns for sightseeing, restaurants and shopping. Visit our local area